It may be the biggest understatement of all time, but here is a newsflash for you: Water is important. Really, really important. This may sound like a no-brainer, but the liquid of life seems to always take a backseat to sexier beverages like soda, juice, beer, wine or, especially here in Kentucky, bourbon. Everything about the cool, wet liquid is vital — whether or not it is clean, how we distribute it, if there is enough of it, etc. Where would we be without adequate water? Sadly, we may have to answer that question far sooner than you might think.